Genesis, Milwaukee Ballet’s choreographic competition performance, crosses the boundaries of ballet and contemporary dance, attracting interest from choreographers from around the world. Emerging choreographers get the coveted chance to make a leap forward in their young careers.

The competition features three choreographers, challenged to create a new work within three weeks to execute their vision, with support from Company tools and resources.

Learn more about the 2019 Genesis competition and get tickets here!

  • MEET CASS MORTIMER EIPPER

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Born in Melbourne, Cass Mortimer Eipper trained at the Australian Ballet School and performed with the West Australian Ballet from 2006–2009. While there, he choreographed several works that were performed nationally. In 2010, Eipper became co-director of the Australian dance/media company, Ludwig, where he created many works and won awards including ‘Most Outstanding Performance’ at the 2011 Rome International Choreography Competition for his short work, Solo 1.5. This work was also presented at the renowned ImPulsTanz Festival (Vienna) in the same year. In 2012, he won 3rd prize at the Stuttgart International Dance Festival, where he performed Emma Sandall’s Body Song.

    In 2013, Eipper won the prize for ‘Most Outstanding Choreography’ at the West Australian Dance Awards for the work Fleck & Flecker. He joined Sydney Dance Company in January 2013 and won the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Dancer’ in William Forsythe’s Quintett. He created three works for Sydney Dance Company, including their 2015 collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s, Le Grand Tango. He has also created works for Link Dance Company,  ‘So You Think You Can Dance Australia’ and collaborated on music clips with Katie Noonan, Ben Folds and James Michael Thompson. He recently created his new Dance Film, “Brute”, on Queensland Ballet.

     

  • MEET ALEIX MANE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aleix Mane was born in Tarragona, Spain and started his studies in Artemis Dance School. He studied at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona until 2003. After winning the Roseta Mauri International Scholar Award, Mane studied at Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid. Mane was a silver medalist in the contest Les Espoirs de la Danse de Montpellier. Additionally, he was named the best performer of 2005 within the specialty of modern dance, and the best dancer in the International Contest of Madrid. In 2005, Mane won a scholarship to Compañía de Ballet Carmen Roche. In November of the same year, Mane danced with Tamara Roji in Ricardo Cué’s Snow White. In 2006, Mane won first place in the Concurso de Danza de Castellón and received a scholarship for the Nederlands Dans Theater II. That same year, Mane worked with Nafas Dance Company directed by Patrick de Bana. In September 2006, Mane became a member of Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, and later a dancer with Compañía Nacional de Danza directed by Nacho Duato.

    In 2013, Mane became a soloist in the company under the direction of José Carlos Martínez. Mane has performed the following roles: Herman SchmermanEnemy in the Figure and Artifact by William Forsyth; Sleepless, and Gods and Dogs by Jirí Kylián, Casi-Casa by Mats Ek, Walking Mad y Carmen by Johan Inger, Por vos mueroRemansosDuendeCor PerdutJardi TancatRassemblementGnawa and Don Quixote by José C.Martinez, Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin and as Romeo in Romeo & Juliet by Goyo Montero.

    As a choreographer, Mane won first prize of the Emerging Dancer Contest of the English National Ballet with Self.  Other pieces relevant to his work and internationally awarded are CaminO and NinU. Mane began teaching workshops of Nacho Duato and other relevant choreographers, as well as his own work, in 2002. In September 2018, after working with Compañía Nacional de Danza for more than 12 years, Mane started his career as a freelance dancer.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • MEET KENNETH TINDALL

    Born in Dundee, Scotland, Kenneth Tindall trained at Central School of Ballet and danced with The Israel Ballet and K Ballet. He joined Northern Ballet in 2003 where he was a Premier Dancer before retiring in 2015. With Tindall’s first professional choreographic commission in 2012, he won the Production Prize at the 26th International Choreographic Competition in Hanover. In 2014, Tindall was nominated for ‘Best Young Choreographer’ at the inaugural Taglioni European Ballet Awards and was also selected to take part in the 2014-15 Dance UK Future Arts Cultural Leaders Mentoring program. In 2015, Tindall was nominated for two National Dance Awards from the Critics Circle, for ‘Emerging Artist’ and ‘Best Classical Choreography’ for his ballet The Architect. Tindall was recognized for his work with a third nomination at the Critics Circle National Dance Awards in 2017. Tindall was also the recipient of the ‘Outstanding Achievement in a New Dance Production’ in the Broadway World UK Awards 2017 for his ballet Casanova. Tindall’s Casanova received critical and audience acclaim and finished its UK tour with a sold-out week at Sadlers Wells. Casanova was then filmed for SKY ARTs in collaboration with Digital Theatr and aired during Spring 2017 on SKY TV.

    Tindall has collaborated with many artists across various genres including the American artist Nick Mauss and musician Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth for Frieze Art Fair 2014, and the Artist Linder Sterling and Musician Max Sterling for the British Art Show. He has worked with film producers, fashion designers, ballet and dance companies, production firms and many other arts organizations including Northern Ballet, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, The Museum of Modern Art Paris, Tate St Ives, Tate, Miami Basel and the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery. Tindall took up the position of Artistic Director of Digital and Choreographer in Residence at Northern Ballet in 2018. Tindall’s work has been shown all over the world in galas, film and stage. In 2019, Tindall’s work will return to London’s Royal Opera House.

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